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Sign & Digital UK - NEC, Birmingaham 

Sign & Digital UK - NEC, Birmingaham 

The leading signmaking, display solutions and digital print show. Returning to Birmingham’s NEC with an all new show - 2-4 March 2021 in Halls 17 & 18.

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NEXT EVENT: Talking Textiles  

NEXT EVENT: Talking Textiles  

With the growth of the digital textile printing market accelerating and forecast to quadruple in the next 7 years, now is the time to consider adding this profitable arm to your business. We’ll explore the revenue opportunities for sign makers, digital printers, print service providers and even entrepreneurs looking to set up their own home business in textile printing.

From soft signage to garment apparel to interior décor & wallcoverings – digital textile print is spanning many markets. The demand for personalisation is ever-growing and has become a consumer and business expectation

Whether you’re new to the market or looking to build new revenue streams into your existing services. Join us as we deep dive into the technology available, the processes used and the business opportunities you can harness.


This latest Sign & Digital Online event will include:

9.30am – 9.45am: Networking & Visit Expo Booths

9.45am – 10.00am: Welcome from your hosts Colin Gillman & Jack Gocher

10.00am – 10.30am: Business Perspectives: Phil Oakley, Kornit Digital

What is the size of the garment printing market…S, M, L or XL?

It’s not one size fits all but you can be in on the opportunity.

Phil Oakley of Kornit Digital will present a Market Business Briefing on Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing. He’ll cover workflow requirements and generally how to make the chaotic more organised and the complex more simple.

Phil will also talk about the business opportunities in DTG fulfilment and how Kornit Digital’s workflow customers are part of a growing community. We’ll then take your questions in a Q&A.

10.30am – 10.45am: In the Coffee Bar

Join us in the Coffee Bar where Colin Gilman will be chatting to Colin Marsh, Managing Director of Resolute DTG, a multi-brand inkjet supplier, to provide his insight into the potential in the DTG market and how sign-makers can get involved.

10.30am – 10.45am: Networking & Visit Expo Booths

Head over to the Expo booths to see the latest product demonstrations and event offers available or talk with your peers via the Networking area.

10.45am – 11.15am: Technical Session: Phil McMullin and Tom Owers, Epson UK

Business Opportunities in Customisable Products

Phil and Tom will talk about the growth in the market for personalised, high-quality garments and customised gifts and how the pandemic, coupled with the range of dye-sublimation and direct-to-garment printers available, has fuelled the opportunities for print graphics businesses to introduce a new profit-stream or for entrepreneurs to enter the market.

This technical session will take a deep-dive into the technology available from Epson’s SureColor SC-F Series printers, which have been developed in-house and designed to deliver innovation at every level for superior textile, soft signage, interior and promotional printing. So whether you’re interested in an entry-level A4 or  24- inch dye-sub printer that requires no specialist knowledge to set up, a 76-inch large format production printer, a single print DTG printer or production DTG & Direct-to-Fabric printers, Phil and Tom will be on-hand to answer all your questions.  

10.30am – 10.45am: Networking & Visit Expo Booths

Head over to the Expo booths to see the latest product demonstrations and event offers available or talk with your peers via the Networking area.

11.30am – 12.00pm: Talking Head-to-Head: Colin Gillman interviews Magnus Mighall, RA Smart

Colin and Magnus come together for a detailed chat about the industry, where it’s heading and RA Smart’s plans for it. They will look at how easy is it to get into producing personalised apparel with a DTG printer and while this is ok for small numbers, how people can get into producing more specialist stuff, such as cycling clothes etc.

12.00pm – 12.30pm: Talking Heads: Grow your business with Textile Print in the Décor & Furnishings markets

Colin and Jack are joined by Garry Brown, YPS and Beth Travers, BoBo1325

Join this session to hear first-hand about the opportunities in textile printing and gain expert knowledge that’s essential to grow your business.

We talk to Garry Brown of Your Print Specialists about the launch of the Your Print Institute (YPI) initiative, which aims to help people set up their own home business through education, affordable quality products and on-going support. The YPI initiative has ambassadors based around the UK to support people looking to fulfil their dream of building and growing a thriving textile printing business developing cushion covers, curtains, furniture, wall décor and more.

We will be getting insights from one of the YPI Ambassadors, Beth Travers, Founder of the innovative Design House BoBo1325. Beth is an accomplished textile designer and specialist in contract interiors for the hospitality industry and someone who pushes the boundaries of printed décor using digital print technologies.

12.30pm – 1.00pm: Networking & Visit Expo Booths

Head over to the Expo booths to see the latest product demonstrations and event offers available or talk with your peers via the Networking area.

1.00pm – Event closes



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Features at SDUK 2021

Innovation Challenge

A celebration of the exciting innovation and development that takes place in our industry

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A learning zone focused on the expanding growth market of textile print and finishing. It will feature applications and demonstrations, skills workshops, industry speakers, marketing leading specialist exhibitors and a ‘textile trail’.

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Sign Making Essentials

A dedicated feature-area, showcasing essential equipment and tools for sign making

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Application Gallery

See a wide range of materials and substrates being used in a variety of creative application settings.

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The Hexis Battle Wrap

Take part in the HEXIS Battle Wrap Contest at Sign & Digital UK

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